Here are the 7 most common misconceptions and myths I hear my patients say about fertility and getting pregnant. 1. 'I am 35 years old and there is no need to worry about getting pregnant until much later on." No matter how you look at it, from a … [Continue reading] about Common misconceptions and myths about fertility
The recent edition of The New York Times Magazine, the article “Why America’s Black Mothers and Babies Are in a Life-or-Death Crisis” written by Linda Villarosa called out a disturbing and unnecessary truth: the discrepancy in death rates for … [Continue reading] about Black Babies Are Dying, And So Are Their Moms … What Can We Do About It?
One of my pregnant patients recently asked me if she should keep her heart rate no higher than 140 beats per minute when exercising? Answer: There is presently no scientific basis and no official recommendation to keep the heart rate during … [Continue reading] about Should I keep my heart rate no higher than 140 beats per minute when exercising?
Serena Williams recently revealed that her labor was induced, she developed "fetal distress," needed a cesarean delivery and subsequently developed a major complication called "pulmonary embolism". She did not reveal how her labor was being induced, … [Continue reading] about The risks of using Cytotec (misoprostol) for labor induction
While infertility is on the rise and estimates say that over 80% of couples have trouble getting pregnant, IVF has allowed infertile couples to produce their own biological offspring, yet it is not risk-free, and one of the larger threats is the … [Continue reading] about Considering IVF? First consider the ovarian cancer link